Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Book Review...My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade
Bethany House Books offers a WONDERFUL program called Blogging For Books. If you have a blog, and are willing to read and review new books put out by Bethany House, then you can sign up. They allow you about 5 choices every month or so, of new books to read and review. I love Christian fiction, so that is mostly what I choose. And in exchange for receiving a new book from them, I review it here on my blog, and also at Amazon.com. The book I most recently received and read is called My Stubborn Heart by Becky Wade. I believe she is a relatively new author. But you'd never know it. This was the MOST engaging story I've read in a long time.
The story line involves a red headed, 31 year old social worker named Kate, her sweet and spunky grandmother, an old family home that they are rennovating, and a darkly handsome and yet emotionally wounded ex-professional NHL player named Matt who has left the NHL after the death of his lovely young wife, and now keeps to himself while rennovating old homes. Isn't that a recipe for a story that pulls at all of your heart strings?
Becky Wade used so many delicious and different choices of words that were just exactly what might really be said in the different scenarios in the story. The plot had the right mix of moving along while keeping you desperately wanting to read ahead to find out what's next. There are several side stories going on in the book as well, centering around Gram's senior citizen friends, which become a big part of Kate and Matt's life as well. The multi-generational story line keeps it realistic and fun.
My only complaint is that Becky Wade used a few slang words that I personally find offensive...they were 'bad' words when I was growing up. So even though many of my peers and the younger set use them freely today, I haven't really seen them in Christian fiction before. This will make the book inappropriate for someone like my Mom to read.
Aside from that...this book is one I could BARELY put down at 11pm so I could get to sleep. And I confess...I did peek ahead many times so that I could get alittle satisfaction before calling it a night and having to wait til the next evening to read more. Haha! :) Click on the photo above to be taken to Amazon for a closer look at this book.
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